DIY Terrarium. Or, How to build an awesome terrarium for your home.

If you haven’t heard yet, let me be the first to tell you, terrariums are like, totally trending right now. But that’s not why I love these adorably self-sufficient little moss planets.

Why You Should Love a Terrarium

First of all, a terrarium is basically a plant diorama. Way cool. Second, they are super easy to care for. Just be sure you don’t accidentally leave your newly bought half dozen succulents outside while it downpours, ahem (oops). They hate a lot of water. Basically, just a little water maybe once a week and these succulent and moss guys take care of themselves. For a green thumb like me, those are my my kinda plants. Plus succulents come in a beautiful variety of shapes sizes and colors so you can really have your pick. My favorite part? Match your new friends to a lovely container, add rocks and soil and voila! Terrarium. Read on for a quick ‘n easy step by step for building your own awesome terrarium. And then take a picture and blog about it. That’s what all the cool kids on Pinterest are doing. 😉

Build Your Own Awesome Terrarium

DIY Terrarium: MaterialsStep 1: Collect the materials. You will need…A container – a large glass fish bowls work great but even a large goblet works!, succulent(s) and moss(es), cactus soil, and rocks.

Step 2 Add a layer of rocks. If you’re using a glass bowl like the one above, a great option is pretty river rocks which will show throw and add color and variety to your terrarium. I hadn’t yet had a chance to get some so I used what I was available at the moment. Better to just start than wait for things to be perfect! The rocks act as a filtration system when you water so the plant roots won’t sit in heavy wet soil for too long and rot out.

DIY Terrarium: Soil

Step 3 Add a layer of soil. All you need is a little bit (usually less than you think). Cover the rocks completely and make a small hole where you want the succulent to go.

DIY Terrarium: PlantsStep 4 Add the plants. Place the succulents, mosses where you’d like them to go and a little water to help them cope with the transition.

DIY Terrarium: DecorateStep 5 Decorate. Add precious stones, gems, crystals, feathers, tokens or whatever else you please in and around the terrarium for a little extra boost of flavor and fun. And you’re done! Sit back and enjoy your new little plant world.

For more creative ideas and inspiration check out Pinterest on the topic.

Xoxo,

Natanya

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